Create a Classy Cafe Drinks Menu in Photoshop

This tutorial will show you how to create a classy drinks menu in Photoshop.

01. Take the Rounded Rectangle Tool, set the Radius to about 20 px, choose a nice light coffee color and draw a long shape.

02. Double click on your new shape and go to Pattern Overlay. There choose your pattern that would suit your restaurant style. Set the pattern’s Blend Mode to such so the pattern would look light on the shape. Then go to Drop shadow and add a tiny black shadow under the menu. Press OK.

03. Take the Type tool and insert the headline of your menu. Then take the Custom Shape tool and draw a nice shape under it.

04. Now add the drinks, price and the ingredients if it is a cocktail or coffee menu. At the very end type in the name of the cafe.

05. You can repeat the steps again to create the back of the menu, only this time choose a darker color to go with. And your menu is ready to be served!

Photo Editing – Make the Hair Look More and Thicker in Photoshop

Have you ever wished your hair would look like you just put on those nice extensions? This tutorial will show you how to make your hair look much more thicker in Photoshop.

01. Open a picture you’d wish to add more hair to.

02. Create a clean selection with the Lasso tool that would reach the roots of the hair, then right click into the selection and choose Layer via Copy. Now you have a whole new layer with that selection.

03. Move and scale the new layer (Edit – Transform – Scale) and choose it a new location. Don’t put it too close the the original or it would look too repetitive and therefore, fake. Also, scaling and resizing does wonders, so do that with the hair. But be sure you follow the original hair flow. Now put the Blending mode to Darken so it would pass through. Then take the Eraser tool and gently remove all the abnormalities and hair that looks just odd. Pay special attention at the roots. Repeat the steps again, making another selection at the original layer – copying it to separate layer and then moving it to a too empty place.

04. Merge all the layers by selecting them all, right clicking and choosing merge layers. Then take the Burn tool and darken the hair from roots. Be less aggressive on the tips.

05. And your hair has never looked better!

PHOTO EDITING IN PHOTOSHOP – WATER SPLASHING AGAINST A FRUIT

No need to try to make a thousand shots with your camera to get a perfect shot of a water splashing against a fruit when you can just stage it all in Photoshop. This tutorial will show you how to do that!

01. Open a picture of a fruit or even an object and cut it out out using the Lasso tool.

02. Open a picture of a splash and cut it out of its background by using the Polygonal Lasso tool.

03. Take the Eraser tool, set the Opacity to no more than 10% and delete on the water where it should be more transparent.

04. To give more motion to the picture, tilt the fruit a bit by going to Edit – Transform – Scale. Now take the Eraser Tool again, this time set the Opacity to 100%, choose a brush with a hard edge and delete the water from the places where it shouldn’t be.

05. Take the Dodge tool to add some more highlight to your fruit and Burn tool, to add some shadow.

06. If you wish, you can change the background color or leave it white, either way, your picture is done!

PHOTOSHOP – INSIDE PHOTOSHOP CS6 – NEW FEATURES AND CHANGES

Whether you are a professional photographer, a photo manipulator, a designer or just a simple user interested in improving your work or creating wonderful things, the fact that Adobe released the beta version of Photoshop CS6 will come as a good news. Since the CS2 edition, Adobe has been more user-oriented, although they did not forget to add new, interesting and useful features. You can now try the Adobe Photoshop CS6 beta by just downloading the file; you won’t need a serial number for a limited amount of time. Make sure you write a review after using it. It would help the developers to fix and find the bugs, so that the final version will work perfectly.

You can also sign up for a notification in order to find out when this software will be available for buying. It will come in two versions, Adobe Photoshop CS6 and Adobe Photoshop CS6 Extended. This trial includes features both from the normal version and the extended one, so you will be able to see which one fits your needs best. One thing to consider before proceeding to this trial is that some of the important newly implemented features won’t work on Windows XP – make sure to install the proper operating system for a complete experience.

The three most important updates include the Content-Aware Patch, which will allow you to have more control over patching images. You just have to select the zone that you want to patch and this feature will do it for you. Another added thing is a brand new graphic engine; it will make this software work a lot faster when editing images and look a lot better if you choose to view your images on a dark background. The Adobe developers have also improved the design tools, increasing their usability and performance.

For example, if you want to draw something using vector layers, you should know that this CS6 beta edition will let you create an object that is fully vector based. The video section has also been improved, not you can easily change the duration and the speed, add all the data that you want and then render your video. When talking about blurred photos, you might want to know that there are three new effects added to the options. All three of them will create interesting results if they are properly added to your photos. Also, there are big improvements in the matter of 3D manipulation and drawing.

Adobe Photoshop CS6 beta also brings some news in the matter of appearance. You will now be able to customize your workspace by choosing from multiple themes. You can add the buttons that you use the most by arranging them in the right order. You can change your theme’s brightness and modify its colors.

Fill in the Missing Parts of the Picture Using Content-Aware in Photoshop CS5

This tutorial will show you how to fix a picture that for one or another reason is missing some bits and instead of just cropping the picture in half to exclude the missing parts, you can keep all of your picture with all the content in Photoshop CS5.

01. Lets say you made a panorama with your camera, you uploaded your pictures on the pc, opened Photoshop, put the pictures together but now some parts are missing since every picture was taken with a different angle. 1st, make sure that your picture is Flatten. If you have one or more images, just select them all, right click and choose Flatten Image.

02. Now select the Magic Wand tool and holding a Shift down select all the parts that are white and missing the content.

03. Press Delete button (or Shift + Delete) to access the Content-Awareness, there just press OK.

04. And voila, everything is filled. Since the Content-Aware doen’t always do a perfect job, then some parts where there are white lines or such needs to be fixed. For that take the Spot Healing Brush Tool, set it to Content-Aware, set the size of the brush according to the problem size and paint over the problems.

05. And your picture is completely fixed without any cropping.

How to Use the Puppet Warp Option in Photoshop CS5

This tutorial will show you how to use the Puppet Warp option in Photoshop CS5.

01. Open your background and your model you would wish to modify. Cut your subject out of its background using the Polygonal Lasso tool and drag the subject on your background.

02. Then go to Edit – Puppet Warp and you see the your picture is filled with short lines.

03. Now click on the lines to set pinpoints to places where you want to move the parts for example, in this tutorial, we want to move the tail and the head. Set pinpoints also to other ending parts of the subject to avoid them unnecessarily moving.


04. Now drag from the yellow point to the direction you’d wish. Press Enter when done.

04. This way you can change the position of the subject very easily to whichever you wish. Just look at the before and after!

Create a Cool Colorful Background with Arrows in Photoshop

This tutorial will show you how to create a cool and colorful background with arrows in Photoshop.

01.Select the Custom Shape Tool, choose your shape and draw a big arrow.

02.Double click on your arrow layer and go to Gradient Overlay. There set a nice and vibrant gradient for your arrow. Press OK.

03.Create some more arrows of different sizes. Each time creating an arrow, double click on its layer, go to Color Overlay and set a vibrant color. Different color for each arrow.

04.Add even more arrows of different colors and sizes.

05.Create 2 more white arrows this time with a direction to the left and right to create more confusion. Then for each individual arrow right click on its layer and choose Convert to Smart Object and then set the layer to Multiply. Do this with every arrow. At this stage it is also suggested to adjust the positioning of your arrows if needed.

06.Now select all the layers, right click and choose Merge layers. Then go to Image – Adjustments – Hue and Saturation and increase the Saturation to make the colors even more intense and vibrant. Press OK.

07.And your background is ready to use!

Create a Colorful Step by Step Wizard in Photoshop

This tutorial will show you how to create a colorful step by step wizard in Photoshop.

01. Open  a new document, take the Gradient Tool and fill the background with the gradient. Create a new layer (Layer – New – Layer), pick the Polygonal Lasso Tool and create a arrow-shaped object and fill it with color.

02. Duplicate the layer by right clicking on your shape layer and choosing duplicate. Then go to Layer – Layer Style – Color Overlay, a new window opens.

03. In the new window, choose another color and press OK. Now take the Arrow tool and move your duplicate under your 1st shape.

04. Do the same with the 3rd and 4th shape, each time creating a new layer. Then create a nother new layer, choose the Rectangular Marquee Tool and select the gap beween the arrow shape. Now choose the Eyedropper Tool and click with it on your lowest color. Choose the Paint Bucket tool and fill the selection with the color.

05. Make a new layer again, select the part under your shapes and color it with the lowest color. Then Take the Eraser tool and brush the lowest part of the selection. Set the Opacity to 19%.

06. Take the Type tool and insert your texts.

07. And your step by step wizard is ready to use!

Create a Western Wanted Poster in Photoshop

This tutorial will show you how to create an old western wanted poster in Photoshop.

01. Open a picture of a wood background. It can be a picture of your wooden floor or a fence.

02. Open a picture of an old sheet of paper, cut it out using the Lasso tool, tilt it a bit by going to Edit – Transform – Scale. Then go to Layer – Layer – Style and choose Outer Glow. There set around your paper a black Normal glow that will be our shadow. Press OK.

03. Take the Text tool, choose the color brown and enter your text. Then tilt it a bit going to Edit – Transform – Scale. You can also add some shapes (like stars) by using the Custom Shape Tool.

04. Right click on each of your text layer and choose Rasterize to make them editable. Then take the Eraser tool, choose the brush of little dots by right clicking on the document layer and browsing in the brush window. Now erase some parts of the text so it would look more old.

05. Open an old paper texture picture and lay it all over your wanted poster. Be sure it is the topmost layer.

06. Now set the texture to Multiply and it should darken up the picture a bit and also make it look even older.

And your poster is ready!

How to Create Creamy Caramel Text Effect in Photoshop

This tutorial will show you how to make your text pop with creamy caramel effect.

01. First you need to do is take the Horizontal Type Tool and type in your text. The effect will be at its best when the font is a bit bolder and not very narrow.

02. Now double click on your text layer or go to Layer – Layer Styles and choose Color Overlay. There set the color to a nice orange or lighter brown. Then move on to Drop Shadow and set a small dark brown shadow under your text. Do not close the window yet.

03. Now proceed to Bevel and Emboss where you should set a smooth inner beveal to your text. Be sure to select the Style, Technique, Depth, Direction and other things as shown below on the picture. Still, keep the window open.

04. Now lets go to Inner Glow. There choose the color dark brown but not too pastel but more vibrant one, set the Blend Mode to Multiply and also set the other values. Already the caramel has started to look more realistic. Do not close the window yet.

05. Now go to Satin and add more shine with the white Overlay color. Then go to Stroke and add a dark brown stroke around your text. Now you can click OK and close the window to add all the effects on your text.

06. Now you need to make a duplicate of your text layer. For that right click on your text layer and choose Duplicate layer. Now you have two of the same layers, but not for long. Double click on your duplicate or go to Layer – Layer Styles and choose Bevel and Emboss. Be sure to UNcheck all the other checkboxes! In Bevel and Emboss set the values to make the caramel look even more glossy and realistic.

07. And for the last step, go to Drop Shadow and add a small soft shadow below the text. Press OK. Your text is now ready.

08. Now lets add some accessorizing elements to the text, more precisely, drops of caramel. You didn’t think you can write the text without dropping any, did you now? For that take the Ellipse Tool and draw some circles. Then right click on your original caramel text layer and choose Copy Layer Style, then right click on your circle layer and choose Paste Layer Style – now you have exactly the same effect added to your drop as your text is. Repeat the step with all your drops.

09. Add some more drops (hold down Shift key when drawing one circle into another to make them into one shape) and again, repeat the previous step to add the necessary layer styles to them.

10. And your creamy caramel text is ready. Isn’t that sweet or what?!